CHANDEL, June 5: In defending the voice of the people of Chandel district, members of the ADC Chandel have appealed to the State government to respect and consider the people’s voice echoing against setting up of new designated camps in the district.
While addressing the media today, Paokhosei Haokip, member of Songjang District Council Constituency said that as there is an old saying that two tigers cannot hunt their prey at the same place, there cannot be two designated camps of different underground outfits in the same area.
If two camps are setup in such close proximity, the people of the region cannot live peacefully. Instead of peace and tranquility in the region, an apprehension of fear and chaos will prevail among the people, said the ADC member.
He further said that, the region of Khengjoy sub-division witnessed many bloodshed as a result of factional killing among different underground outfits during the past few years.
But peace and normalcy returned in the region recently after underground outfits signed the tripartite agreement of Suspension of Operation with the government, he continued before adding therefore, the government should withdraw its stands for setting up a new designated camp close to the designated camp of particular outfit.
Meanwhile, Tolbung District Council Constituency member, Seikhothang Haokip said that “in a democratic state, the government should respect the voice of its people as the voice of the people is regarded as the voice of God.”
“So, government should not go ahead to set up new designated against the wishes of the common people. Rather, more developmental works should be taken up in the area instead of setting up new designated camp” he added.
The ADC Member went on to say that, setting up of more and more new designated camp will not bring us development. But it will only encourage the young unemployed youths to float more and more new under ground outfits which in turn will result in mushrooming of designated camps in the state.